What are the STI test options in Alexandria,VA?
In 2018 Alexandria reported a rate of 426.4 chlamydia cases per 100,000 residents, which was an increase from the 2012 data 327.8 rate. In 2018 there were a total of 880 HIV cases diagnosed in Alexandria, which was a decrease from the previous year’s data.
In 2017, Alexandria reported 1,308 HIV cases. Situated next to D.C., Virginia finds itself in a hotbed of STD infection amid a nationwide epidemic.
Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis are the most common STDs and although all three are generally treatable with antibiotics there are antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea now on the rise, making preventative measures more important than ever.
The Virginia Department of Health is working with community partners to combat STD rates and provide important education and services for healthy living. Services include confidential, rapid, and low cost STD testing. Residents who are uninsured or underinsured can seek free STD testing at reduced rates through government-funded facilities.
Easily locate a testing center near you, such as Neighborhood Health on East Glebe Road, the Virginia Department of Health on King Street, or Community of Hope Health Services on Atlantic Street – among many others!